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Computing Fundamentals : Introduction to Computers

By: Wempen, Faithe.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Hoboken : Wiley, 2014Description: 1 online resource (747 p.).ISBN: 9781119039624.Subject(s): Computer literacy -- Study and teaching | Computer literacy | ComputersGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Computing Fundamentals : Introduction to ComputersDDC classification: 005.2 LOC classification: QA76.5Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Title Page; Copyright Page; About the Author; Contents at a Glance; Contents; Introduction; What You Will Learn; Chapter Features; End-of-Chapter Features; Online Features; Part I: Computer Basics and Hardware; Chapter 1: Computer Basics; Understanding Information Systems; Identifying Computer Types; Personal Computers; Multi-User Computers; Understanding Software Types; BIOS; Operating Systems; Utilities; Application Software; Computer System Components; How Data Is Represented on a Computer; Input Devices; Processing Devices ; Output Devices ; Storage Devices; How Computers Communicate
Ethernet NetworkingBluetooth Networking; The Internet; Summary; Understanding Information Systems; Identifying Computer Types; Understanding Software Types; Computer System Components; How Computers Communicate; Key Terms; Test Yourself; Fact Check; Matching; Sum It Up; Think It Over; Software as a Service; Shopping for Tablet PCs; Sharing Wi-Fi; Chapter 2: The System Unit; Understanding CPUs; The Machine Cycle; Physical Composition of a CPU; Cores; Caches; CPU Performance Factors; Understanding Memory; How Computers Use Memory; Understanding System Memory; Understanding Motherboards
Form FactorExpansion Slots; Built-in Components; Other Common External Connectors; Drive Connectors; Understanding Power Supplies; Troubleshooting Common System Unit Problems; No Response; Fan Noise but Nothing Onscreen; Error Message on a Black Screen; Error Message on a Bright Blue Screen; Windows Hangs at Start-up; PC Shuts Down or Freezes; Summary; Understanding CPUs; Understanding Memory; Understanding Motherboards ; Understanding Power Supplies; Troubleshooting Common System Unit Problems; Key Terms; Test Yourself; Fact Check; Matching; Sum It Up; Explore More; Benchmarking
Completing a System InventoryExploring Power Voltages ; Think It Over; Is Faster Always Desirable?; Shopping with Expandability in Mind; Self-Troubleshoot or Call a Professional?; Chapter 3: Input, Output, and Storage; Selecting and Using Input Devices; Keyboards; Pointing Devices; Drawing Tablets; Scanning Devices; Capture Devices; Audio Input Devices; Selecting and Using Output Devices; Display Screens; Printers; Printer Features; Impact versus Non-Impact Printers; Inkjet Printers; Laser Printers; Specialty Printers; Audio Output Devices; Choosing Appropriate Storage Devices
Data Storage BasicsHard Disk Drives; Optical Drives; Solid-State Drives; Network Volumes; Cloud-Based Storage; Troubleshooting Common Input, Output, and Storage Problems; Summary; Selecting and Using Input Devices; Selecting and Using Output Devices; Choosing Appropriate Storage Devices; Troubleshooting Common Input, Output and Storage Problems; Key Terms; Test Yourself; Fact Check; Matching; Sum It Up; Explore More; Input and Output Devices in Your World; Speech Recognition in Windows 8.1; Think It Over; How Much Does Printing Really Cost?; Solid-State Drives; Backing Up Your Files
Part II: Software
Summary: The absolute beginner's guide to learning basic computer skills Computing Fundamentals, Introduction to Computers gets you up to speed on basic computing skills, showing you everything you need to know to conquer entry-level computing courses. Written by a Microsoft Office Master Instructor, this useful guide walks you step-by-step through the most important concepts and skills you need to be proficient on the computer, using nontechnical, easy-to-understand language. You'll start at the very beginning, getting acquainted with the actual, physical machine, then progress through the most common
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Title Page; Copyright Page; About the Author; Contents at a Glance; Contents; Introduction; What You Will Learn; Chapter Features; End-of-Chapter Features; Online Features; Part I: Computer Basics and Hardware; Chapter 1: Computer Basics; Understanding Information Systems; Identifying Computer Types; Personal Computers; Multi-User Computers; Understanding Software Types; BIOS; Operating Systems; Utilities; Application Software; Computer System Components; How Data Is Represented on a Computer; Input Devices; Processing Devices ; Output Devices ; Storage Devices; How Computers Communicate

Ethernet NetworkingBluetooth Networking; The Internet; Summary; Understanding Information Systems; Identifying Computer Types; Understanding Software Types; Computer System Components; How Computers Communicate; Key Terms; Test Yourself; Fact Check; Matching; Sum It Up; Think It Over; Software as a Service; Shopping for Tablet PCs; Sharing Wi-Fi; Chapter 2: The System Unit; Understanding CPUs; The Machine Cycle; Physical Composition of a CPU; Cores; Caches; CPU Performance Factors; Understanding Memory; How Computers Use Memory; Understanding System Memory; Understanding Motherboards

Form FactorExpansion Slots; Built-in Components; Other Common External Connectors; Drive Connectors; Understanding Power Supplies; Troubleshooting Common System Unit Problems; No Response; Fan Noise but Nothing Onscreen; Error Message on a Black Screen; Error Message on a Bright Blue Screen; Windows Hangs at Start-up; PC Shuts Down or Freezes; Summary; Understanding CPUs; Understanding Memory; Understanding Motherboards ; Understanding Power Supplies; Troubleshooting Common System Unit Problems; Key Terms; Test Yourself; Fact Check; Matching; Sum It Up; Explore More; Benchmarking

Completing a System InventoryExploring Power Voltages ; Think It Over; Is Faster Always Desirable?; Shopping with Expandability in Mind; Self-Troubleshoot or Call a Professional?; Chapter 3: Input, Output, and Storage; Selecting and Using Input Devices; Keyboards; Pointing Devices; Drawing Tablets; Scanning Devices; Capture Devices; Audio Input Devices; Selecting and Using Output Devices; Display Screens; Printers; Printer Features; Impact versus Non-Impact Printers; Inkjet Printers; Laser Printers; Specialty Printers; Audio Output Devices; Choosing Appropriate Storage Devices

Data Storage BasicsHard Disk Drives; Optical Drives; Solid-State Drives; Network Volumes; Cloud-Based Storage; Troubleshooting Common Input, Output, and Storage Problems; Summary; Selecting and Using Input Devices; Selecting and Using Output Devices; Choosing Appropriate Storage Devices; Troubleshooting Common Input, Output and Storage Problems; Key Terms; Test Yourself; Fact Check; Matching; Sum It Up; Explore More; Input and Output Devices in Your World; Speech Recognition in Windows 8.1; Think It Over; How Much Does Printing Really Cost?; Solid-State Drives; Backing Up Your Files

Part II: Software

The absolute beginner's guide to learning basic computer skills Computing Fundamentals, Introduction to Computers gets you up to speed on basic computing skills, showing you everything you need to know to conquer entry-level computing courses. Written by a Microsoft Office Master Instructor, this useful guide walks you step-by-step through the most important concepts and skills you need to be proficient on the computer, using nontechnical, easy-to-understand language. You'll start at the very beginning, getting acquainted with the actual, physical machine, then progress through the most common

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<p> Faithe Wempen, M.A., is a Microsoft Office Master Instructor and A+ certified computer technician, and the author of more than 120 books on computer hardware and software. An adjunct instructor of Computer Information Technology at Purdue University, she has also written and taught online technology courses that have educated over a quarter of a million students for corporate clients including Hewlett-Packard, CNET, and Sony.</p>

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